National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior

National Register of Historic Places Program:
Edgefield,
Greenbrier County, West Virginia

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.

 

[Graphic] Weekly Highlight Property

Edgefield, located on the northern edge of the Greenbrier County village of Renick in West Virginia, is a 91-acre property. It consists of a farmhouse along with numerous domestic and agricultural buildings and structures, including a coal shed, meat house, cistern, granary, machine shed, and two barns. Originally built or expanded in 1897 by Pocahontas County livestock dealer George W. Whiting. Edgefield’s historic significance spans the years 1935-1960, when Floy Whiting Whorrell (a widow and daughter of George W. Whiting) actively managed the farm. Floy made her mark on the community as a single female farm operator, expanding Edgefield’s production capacity and introduced innovations in dairy farming to the area, including surge milkers and elevated milking platforms.


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